Gladys Bass

14 January 1892–26 September 1980 (Age 88)
Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Gladys

When Gladys Bass was born on 14 January 1892, in Medford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Charles Henry Bass, was 40 and her mother, Mary Randall Cook, was 31. She married Robert Prescott Hausrath on 28 March 1915, in Mount Vernon, Westchester, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 daughters. She lived in New Rochelle, Westchester, New York, United States in 1935 and Election Precinct 107, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States in 1940. She died on 26 September 1980, in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Miami, Miami-Dade, Florida, United States.

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Robert Prescott Hausrath
Gladys Bass
Marriage: 28 March 1915
Dorothy Elizabeth Hausrath
Gladys Eleanor Hausrath
Lois Jeanette Hausrath
Jeanne Roberta Hausrath
Beatrice Edna Hausrath
Alice Evelyn Hausrath

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 4
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War
Age 6
Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress
Age 24
Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

(1997: 19484;2007: 42026; 2010: 57044)English: from Middle English bas(e), bass, Old French bas(se) ‘low, short’ (from Latin bassus ‘thickset’, i.e. wide as opposed to tall), either a descriptive nickname for a short person or a status name meaning ‘of humble origin’, not necessarily with derogatory connotations.English: from the Middle English personal name Bas(s)e. This could be an Old French form of ancient Germanic Baso (perhaps meaning ‘purple’) or more commonly a pet form of Middle English and Old French Basile or Basily, used of men and women alike. Compare Basley and Basil .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (12)

  • Gladys Bass, "Massachusetts, Births, 1841-1915"
  • Glydys Bass in household of Chas H Bass, "New York, State Census, 1905"
  • Gladys Bass in entry for Dallas W Heim and Alice E Hausrath, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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